A look at the all new Monster Pinball HD



Matmi have completely revamped our award winning app ‘Monster Pinball’. See the fun filled, monster mobbed game in all it’s HD glory. 

Monster Pinball HD has had every graphic completely redone and updated from scratch to bring the new high definition artwork to life. 

Here is just some of the key features in this new HD version:

  • An all new Achievements section with 29 of its own new goals has been added.
  • An all new single table mode is now set as 6 of the achievements. Achieve the goal on a given table and you can then select to only play on that table.
  • Integration with Game Centre on iOS
  • New table goals added with in play achievement activations.
  • iPhone 4+ retina display compatible.
  • iPhone 5 compatible with in play features.
  • Specifically designed for Windows 7+, iPad (both landscape and portrait) and Android devices including tablets. 

Due to be available on iOS, Android and Windows 7+ late 2012.

Until then, check out the new video:



Gamification for Social Good? Surely not…

A new mobile app called FavorTreeis harnessing the competitive energy that makes online games like FarmVille successful and using it to fortify real-life communities.

FavorTree, which opened for pre-registration today, rewards users for sharing goods and services with their neighbors. Each time users do favors for their neighbors — like lending textbooks, giving rides to the airport, or helping with chores — their virtual “trees” gain fruit.

“Similar to Farmville, the more you help, the more your virtual tree grows,” says co-founder Micki Krimmel. “And the rewards extend beyond the virtual. Every time you help a neighbor, you are strengthening your local community.”

via http://www.forbes.com

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A very interesting concept. We are fascinated to see how effective it becomes. 

Read more.



Warwick Davis enjoying some banana and pecan cake at the Matmi offices yesterday. Such a big cake for such a little person! Had a great time going through the details of his upcoming app, despite the sweltering heat! Really excited about how the app is progressing , keep an eye out for it in the near future!

Warwick Davis enjoying some banana and pecan cake at the Matmi offices yesterday. Such a big cake for such a little person! Had a great time going through the details of his upcoming app, despite the sweltering heat! Really excited about how the app is progressing , keep an eye out for it in the near future!



SuperBetter: Adding game design to health



Jane McGonigal launched her SuperBetter app at SXSW.

SuperBetter helps you achieve your health goals — or recover from an illness or injury — by increasing your personal resilience.  

Read more: Via matmi.com



Starbucks’ augmented reality app gets all lovey dovey

Branded Entertainment


Starbucks is giving its augmented reality mobile app a little bit more love. Literally. As part of a new update, users of the company’s Cup Magic app can now point their phones at Starbucks Valentine’s Day-themed cups to see new, love-themed effects that appear to be happening on the cup itself.  

Besides looking neat, there is—of course—a business hook to get you to buy more than a cup of something for yourself. The app lets users buy and send digital Starbucks gift cards to friends that can be delivered on Valentine’s Day, as well as providing a way to send messages that require the recipient actually head to a Starbucks, buy a beverage, and aim it at one of the limited cups to see.      
Via news.cnet.com



ICE ROAD & SNOWY’S PINBALL


Continuing with the showcase of Christmas based Matmi games, next up is Ice Road & Snowy’s Pinball.

Ice Road / Snowy’s Pinball has all the exciting gameplay of Monster Pinball and hundreds of new goals, challenges and other craziness. With super-smooth graphics and stunning stereo sound, Ice Road is a gaming feast with a whole new theme!

Ice Road / Snowy’s Pinball has 2 x 3 feature-packed tables so novices and pros alike will get the best out of this crazy pinball extravaganza, and with local, global, and Facebook Connect leaderboards, you’re sure to find something – or someone – to challenge you!

You can see Snowy’s Christmas Pinball in action here, become a fan on Facebook or grab it from the App Store for only $1.99/£1.19.

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Snowy’s Christmas Pinball comments:

"I wholeheartedly recommend Snowy’s Christmas Pinball, one of the finest pinball games around." - Geek.com

"one of the premier pinball experiences on the iPhone … you’ll love this" -Nodpad.com

"Smoother than hot egg nog" - iphoneachievements.org



Matmi’s Elf iPhone App



Another MATMI classic:  

It’s Christmas morning and there’s magic in the air, enough to send an elf soaring into the stratosphere. While Santa’s away, Irving the Elf like nothing more than leaping skyward, stepping on stars and bouncing on baubles trying to get as high as he can! Build your boost and collect candy canes for a point bonus while you help Irving hit the heavens, but watch out for the twisted tinsel, its pointy prickles will put a real crimp on your day.  

With all the looks and charm you’d expect from a Matmi game, Elf is simple enough that anyone can pick it up and play it, but addictive enough that you’ll be hooked all year round. Aim skyward as you challenge your friends via Facebook Connect and see who can send Irving the highest!  

Elf Features:

  • Amazing graphics and animations.
  • Unique sound effects in stereo.
  • Simple but addictive gameplay.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Local and Online scoreboards.
  • Facebook Connect so you can challenge all your friends.
  • Created specifically for the iPhone/iPod Touch by the wonderful minds of Matmi  

CHECK IT OUT: http://iphone.matmi.com/elf/

Via iphone.matmi.com